Speculation around Olympus' upcoming "wow" camera.

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Adrian Harris
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Re: “Wow” = Touchscreen Menu operation

prsc wrote:

Adrian Harris wrote:

Messier Object wrote:

if they couldn't give us a Touchscreen Menu in their 2020 flagship model then what hope is there for anything really ‘wow’


Do photographers use touchscreens?

Yes, why wouldn't they when it suits the situation? Pinch magnification, moving AF point (although this is a tricky one to implement well), moving a zoomed-in image around and selecting AF point when shooting from the back screen are a few examples where touch screen is very usable.

Interesting points, however having found these techniques all but unusable when I am looking through the EVF, - which i possibly wrongly assumed most photographers do, - they are if little value.

Handy technique if hastily reviewing images taken though. But again I don't think most mirrorless photographers NEED to chimp the rear screen frequently?

But operating menus with touch is something I don't really see the need for. I feel like it is way faster to operate them with the physical controls, because the elements are quite small and making them bigger just hurts since then you can fit a lot less information on the screen.

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